Rich Countries Lure Health Workers From Low-Income Nations to Fight Shortages
Huge pay incentives and immigration fast-tracks are leading many to leave countries whose health systems urgently need their expertise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Nursing and Nurses Shortages Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Labor and Jobs Immigration and Emigration Third World and Developing Countries Africa Canada Europe Great Britain Zambia Manila (Philippines) United States Source Type: news

Zambia: Masebo Warns Against Nepotism in Health Jobs
[Times of Zambia] WITH Government's plans to decentralise the recruitment of 11,200 health workers this year, Health Minister Sylvia Masebo has warned those who will be involved against recruiting relatives at the expense of the right people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In South Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope
A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Two Thousands (Decade) Africa South Africa Zambia Source Type: news

In Southern Africa, Success Against H.I.V. Offers Hope for Beating Back Another Virus
A former Africa correspondent, who covered the height of the AIDS epidemic there 15 years ago, finds lessons in the remarkable progress against that virus for our current fight. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Two Thousands (Decade) Africa South Africa Zambia Source Type: news

Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates
Community support workers are key in raising awareness about TB and promoting diagnosis and treatment. Credit, Busani Bafana/IPS By Busani BafanaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Jan 7 2022 (IPS) Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns. “TB is a disease that is not a darling of donors and investors,” Lucica Ditiu, the Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, told IPS in an interview from Geneva. “We do not have a Bill Gates that can support TB research, yet TB remains a di...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Busani Bafana Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations ​ #ZImbabwe #HIV/Aids IPS UN Bureau TB tuberculosis Source Type: news

Zambia: Increased Access to Covid Testing Facilities Needed
[Times of Zambia] As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases continue to rise, there is need for the ministry of Health to make available as many testing centre's as possible to give people the opportunity to get tested and immediately get treatment if need be. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Adverse childhood experiences and associated mental distress and suicide risk: results from the Zambia Violence Against Children Survey - Lee NH, Massetti GM, Perry EW, Self-Brown S.
PURPOSE: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a global public health concern. Little research exists on the prevalence and health consequences of ACEs in Zambia. The current study examined associations between individual and cumulative ACEs, mental dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zambia: Stay Safe, Stop the Spread of Covid
[Times of Zambia] THE onset of the rainy season has brought with it a lot of joy especially for the farmers who have lived the last month or two in fear of poor harvest this farming season due to a possible drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impact of night travel ban on road traffic crashes and fatalities in Zambia: an interrupted time series analysis - Hangoma P, Moonga-Mukale K.
BACKGROUND: The burden of road traffic crashes (RTCs) and road traffic fatalities (RTFs) has been increasing in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). Most RTCs and RTFs happen at night. Although few countries, including Zambia, have implemented n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

As Vaccines Trickle into Africa, Zambia ’s Challenges Highlight Other Obstacles
Vaccinating Africa is critical to protecting the continent and the world against dangerous variants, but supply isn ’t the only problem countries face. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Rumors and Misinformation Africa Zambia Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Debt Burden Threatens to Slow Post-Covid Economic Recovery
[DW] Debt levels have increased as more sub-Saharan countries look towards borrowing. Zambia's debt now equals its total GDP, while Kenya may be speeding towards its own financial crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination, Department for Transport and DHSC (updated 7th December 2021)
Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England. 7 December 2021Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia and Ukraine can use EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. 22 November 2021Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin ad...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Germany Donates 924 000 Surgical Face Masks to WHO for the Support of Work in Zambia
[WHO-AFRO] Lusaka -- On 10 November 2021, H.E. Anne Wagner-Mitchell, the German Ambassador to Zambia and Dr Nathan Bakyaita, WHO Representative to Zambia came together with Hon Sylvia Masebo, Minister of Health at the Ministry of Health for a handover ceremony of 924 000 surgical face masks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Polio Surveillance in Namibia
[WHO-AFRO] Namibia was certified polio free since October 2008 and had continued routine and national immunization campaigns to maintain its polio free status. However, the country remains at high risk for vaccine derived polio viruses due to low detection of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases in the bordering regions which is used as an indicator to measure how sensitive the surveillance system is. In addition, there is high number of un and under vaccinated children along the Namibian- Angolan and Namibia-Zambia border (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19 Threat to Agro Sector - a Tale of Subsistence Farmers
[Times of Zambia] Anne Mutale-Katongo is one of the many rural peasant farmers whose life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with COVID-19, and spent several days in quarantine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Township Life Throwing Young Girls Into Perils of Society
[Times of Zambia] In the evening, they roam around bars to catch a glimpse of night life as they hook up with both young and older men who buy alcohol for them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

With emergency funding for family planning, a glimmer of hope amid crisis
MTENDERE, Zambia – As a high school student,Christabel Mwewa had always been ambi (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Up to 5 Million Children Have Lost Parents During the Pandemic. Here ’s How They’ve Coped
Adin James is only 8 years old, but he has some very strict rules about how the world should work in the age of the pandemic. For starters, there’s the business of avoiding unmasked people. “They don’t have their masks on,” he’ll say when he sees an uncovered face on the street or in a store. “That’s not right. They’re making other people sick.” Then there’s the matter of doctors—who might have been trusted once but not anymore. “They lied to me. They told me my dad was gonna be better,” he tells his mother, Ebony James, 50, a principal at a mid...
Source: TIME: Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

MeToo and sexual violence among women in Zambia - Muzyamba C.
By using a qualitative study involving 80 participants, the aim of this study is to investigate the relevance of the MeToo movement as a tool for responding to sexual violence among women in Zambia. Our findings suggest that rather than definitively establ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In Sub-Saharan Africa and Elsewhere, We Need to Look Harder for Tuberculosis
COVID-19 cancelled out the last 12 years of advancements in finding and treating people with TB. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPS. By Morounfolu OlugbosiJOHANNESBURG, Oct 21 2021 (IPS) Before COVID-19 came along, tuberculosis (TB) was a primary focus of health authorities in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2019, approximately 1.4 million people were diagnosed with TB in the region, but epidemiologists estimated that 1 million more had TB but were neither diagnosed nor treated. The scope and intensity of the global TB epidemic is fueled by antiquated and inadequate TB drugs, most of which were developed more than 50 years ago. But, given ho...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Morounfolu Olugbosi Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Mounting Scramble for Coronavirus Vaccines in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans readily join the COVID-19 vaccine queues, but the rollout hasn’t been smooth. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/IPSBy Jeffrey MoyoHARARE, Zimbabwe , Oct 8 2021 (IPS) More than a month ago, she lost her parents, brother, and wife, to the coronavirus. Then her fiancé battled COVID-19, but 27-year-old Melinda Gavi said she had not contracted the disease. Gavi joined crowds scrambling to get vaccinated at Parirenyatwa hospital in the Zimbabwean capital Harare even though she was previously sceptical about getting vaccinated against the dreaded disease. Her parents, brother, and wife were equally sceptical of the C...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jeffrey Moyo Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​ #ZImbabwe Vaccines WHO Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Zambia: With Emergency Funding for Family Planning, a Glimmer of Hope Amid Crisis
[UNFPA] As a high school student, Christabel Mwewa had always been ambitious and sociable. She loved to learn, particularly history, and had an affinity for making friends. Everything changed when, at age 16, she learned she was pregnant. Suddenly the studious teenager felt stigmatized. It was as though no one saw a future for her anymore. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Zambia: Health Minister Masebo Must Help Reignite Vaccination Campaign
[Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA may have a highly susceptible population when next wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) strikes because only a paltry four per cent of people have been vaccinated so far. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Four Plead for Vax Support for Least Jabbed Nations
[Times of Zambia] International organisations and vaccine manufacturers have agreed to intensify cooperation and deliver Covid-19 vaccines to low and lower middle income countries in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moderator effects in a randomized controlled trial of the Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) for intimate partner violence and hazardous alcohol use in Zambia - Fine SL, Kane JC, Murray SM, Skavenski S, Paul R, Murray LK.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and hazardous alcohol use are prevalent and co-occurring problems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While limited evidence suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions can help addres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Walking and perceived lack of safety: correlates and association with health outcomes for people living with HIV in rural Zambia - Masa R, Baca-Atlas S, Hangoma P.
Introduction Geographic inaccessibility disproportionately affects health outcomes of rural populations due to lack of suitable transport, prolonged travel time, and poverty. Rural patients are left with few transport options to travel to a health facilit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Zambia: Scaling Up Cervical Cancer Awareness Among Girls Vital
[Times of Zambia] As the COVID-19 pandemic and its vaccines take centre stage, concerns of the rising number of children who are missing routine vaccinations from last year have been observed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Tale of Two Internationally Trained Medical Doctors in Canada
This report published by the United Nations, said the number of international migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million in 2019, an increase of 51 million since 2010. According to the estimates released before the pandemic by the United Nations, international migrants comprised 3.5 per cent of the global population, compared to 2.8 per cent in the year 2000. The World Migration Report 2020 says the world witnessed historic changes at the global level with United Nations Member States coming together to finalize two global compacts on the international manifestation of migration and displacement: the global Compac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Namibia: Zimbabwe Heeds Geingob's Call to Donate Vaccines
[Namibian] ZIMBABWE'S donation of 20 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine against Covid-19 was a result of president Hage Geingob pleading with southern African leaders for aid in Zambia last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson and Global Partners Announce Results from Phase 2b Imbokodo HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial in Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
This study is being conducted in the Americas and Europe where different strains of HIV are circulating. Given these differentiating factors and following consultations with the Mosaico study independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), it was decided that the Mosaico study will continue at this time. “We are extremely grateful to the women who volunteered for the Imbokodo study, and to our partners, including the people on the frontlines, all of whom are contributing every day to this enduring quest to make HIV history,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D., Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chief Scien...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Hakainde Hichilema: Zambia's new president inspires African opposition leaders
Long-suffering politicians hope to copy Hakainde Hichilema, who was elected at his sixth time attempt. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Get Screened Early - Cancer Survivor
[Times of Zambia] A female breast cancer survival has urged both men and women to regularly go for cancer screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'ZEC Must Take Lessons From Zambia's Covid-19 Management During Elections'
[263Chat] The Election Resource Centre (ERC) says government must not hide behind COVID-19 as an excuse to ban by-elections as Zambia recently held its elections with only 2% of its population vaccinated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia's opposition leader wins landslide election as young people turnout in huge numbers
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has officially conceded to opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema following his landslide election victory on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Zambia Election, Opposition Leader Storms to Decisive Win Over President
Voters picked Hakainde Hichilema, a businessman who had lost five previous bids for the job, to take over from Edgar Lungu, who has led... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia election: President claims vote was not free and fair
Early results show Edgar Lungu, who is seeking a second term, trailing rival Hakainde Hichilema. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia's Hichilema Takes Early Election Lead as Tallying Starts
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latest election results in Zambia: Vote counting dey paused as party agents complain about announcement of 'unverified' results
Counting of di election results don stop as some party agents accuse di commission say dem dey try announce some results wey no dey verified. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social media and messaging apps appear to be shutdown in Zambia on election day, Facebook says
Social media and messaging apps, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Twitter, appeared to be shutdown in Zambia on Thursday as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zambia: Cassava As Hedge Against Hunger... Perfect Insurance for Drought, Food Insecurity
[Times of Zambia] IN the past, cassava was associated with backwardness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Covid-19 Positive Outlook Encouraging
[Times of Zambia] SO the Zambian authorities may consider easing some of the existing Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related restrictions, in the next two weeks! (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Exploit Beetroot Benefits - Mujajati
[Times of Zambia] A health expert has encouraged people to eat beetroot because of its benefits to the body. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Impact of Covid-19 On Women's Lives
[Times of Zambia] GLOBALLY, women have continued to face many challenges which arise from different factors including the rising cost of living and dwindling economic opportunities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Amid Economic Collapse, Zambians Head to the Polls
[ISS] Zambians head to the polls on 12 August amid mounting economic challenges, reports of election-related political violence and COVID-19. The country is reeling from colossal debt, corruption, runaway inflation and a weakening currency. Compounding matters is the government's spending indiscipline and tight squeeze on the social development budget, which is concerning in the face of a deadly pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Latest: WH: US shipped more than 110M doses of vaccines
The White House says the U.S. has shipped more than 110 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Goes to Polls Amid Rising Public Debt
[Nation] The Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened things in Zambia. The pandemic, having sent the global economy into deep recession in 2020, continues to ravage developing nations, and Zambia has been hit hard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zambia: Tackle Lead Poisoning at Former Mine
[HRW] Lusaka -- Zambia's next government should urgently clean up lead pollution that has affected the health of tens of thousands of children and adults in the city of Kabwe, six organizations said today, following the publication of a United Nations experts' letter on the issue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news